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Chicago Cubs: Cole Hamels is absolutely this year’s Justin Verlander

After turning in another dominant outing, it’s no longer far-fetched to believe Cole Hamels may be the Chicago Cubs’ version of last year’s Justin Verlander. It seemed to be a pretty outlandish statement three weeks ago. Sure, Cole Hamels twirled a gem in his Chicago Cubs debut – but it was one start. And, as […] Chicago Cubs: Cole Hamels is absolutely this year’s Justin Verlander - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Aug 15, 2018
The nightmare scenario for the Yankees

The nightmare scenario for the Yankees

The Yankees better hope they don’t have to face Justin Verlander in a one-game playoff. Following Tuesday night’s game, the Yankees appear a lock to make the playoffs. According to FanGraphs, the team has a 99.8% chance to secure a postseason position. The Red Sox maintain a formidable nine game lead in the loss column, but save for a complete meltdown, a Wild Card Game appearance remains likely. After that, however, the picture gets fuzzy. It’s not clear who the Yankees would face in a potential one-game playoff. Surely it will be a team from the AL West, but who? The Mariners,...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 15, 2018
Game Recap: Avalanche Continues. Rockies Bury Astros for fifth Straight Loss, 5-1

Game Recap: Avalanche Continues. Rockies Bury Astros for fifth Straight Loss, 5-1

Dog days still howlin. Astros only manage 3 hits behind another great Verlander start. The Astros had one run on three hits tonight. If Justin Verlander could have pitched nine scoreless innings, instead of just five, maybe something else about this game would have mattered. But if your staff doesn’t pitch a shutout, and all your offense can do is score one run, then in the immortal words of the great heavy metal band Metallica, nothing else matters. Ok, so after Verlander gave up a two run homer to Nolan Arenado in the sixth inning, Collin McHugh gave up a run in the seventh. And then...
Purple Row Aug 14, 2018
Rockies 5, Astros 1: Germán Márquez dominates in Houston

Rockies 5, Astros 1: Germán Márquez dominates in Houston

The Rockies starter threw a gem and the offense came through. The Colorado Rockies defeated the Houston Astros 5-1 on Tuesday night. Germán Márquez out-dueled Justin Verlander and went seven strong innings, allowing just three hits and striking out seven, to set the team up for the win. Key moment for Márquez The Rockies starter entered the bottom of the seventh inning with a 3-1 lead and having thrown 90 pitches. It looked like he had recorded a key second out with a runner on second by striking out Josh Reddick. Reddick’s swing was so bad, however, that he clipped Tony Wolters’s...
Purple Row Aug 14, 2018
Colorado Rockies game no. 119 thread: Germán Márquez vs. Justin Verlander

Colorado Rockies game no. 119 thread: Germán Márquez vs. Justin Verlander

Discussion for Tuesday night’s game against the Astros. The Colorado Rockies start a two-game set with the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Germán Márquez is on the mound against Justin Verlander. The team also made a roster move on Tuesday, with reliever Scott Oberg being placed on the paternal list and infielder Garrett Hampson being called back up to the big league club. Start time: 6:10 MT Lineups: Nolan is the DH in H-Town tonight. pic.twitter.com/xtgDxaIJ1a— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 14, 2018 #JVDay as we look to get back on track. CLOSED 5:00pm⚾️ 7:10pm ...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 12, 2018
Game Recap: Astros Bats Quiet Again. Seattle Takes 3rd Straight From Houston 3-2.

Game Recap: Astros Bats Quiet Again. Seattle Takes 3rd Straight From Houston 3-2.

Now Just 5 Games Behind Astros with one more game in series. The Seattle Mariners have just beaten Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, and Charlie Morton in order. Three All Star pitchers, Cy Young candidates, as dominant a pitching trio as baseball has seen since the 1990’s Atlanta Braves. The Seattle Mariners beat all three. Three stoppers have failed to stop. The Mariners have breached the walls of the Great Houston Pitching Fortress. Will the barbarians sack our city? I know, over dramatic as usual. The Astros still hold a five game lead over the Mariners in the AL West, although the...
The Seattle Times Aug 11, 2018
Mariners get the best of another Astros’ All-Star pitcher, winning 3-2 for third victory in a row

Mariners get the best of another Astros’ All-Star pitcher, winning 3-2 for third victory in a row

After defeating Justin Verlander on Thursday, besting Gerrit Cole on Friday, Seattle did just enough against right-hander Charlie Morton on Saturday to pull out a 3-2 victory over Houston.
Lookout Landing Aug 11, 2018
8/11/18: Open Game Thread

8/11/18: Open Game Thread

Two games down, time to get greedy? Justin Verlander. Gerrit Cole. Two games against two of the very best pitchers in all of MLB. If you’d told me two days ago that the M’s were going to get shellacked in each contest, I would have nodded sadly. After all, this team has been in a serious tailspin for the last month-plus. But here we are, on a cloudy Saturday afternoon in Seattle, playing softbaLL with each other after two spectacular wins with our new-look lineup in place. Not bad! And though the Astros’ rotation is full of studs, today and tomorrow might be the weak links of their...
Motor City Bengals Aug 10, 2018

Detroit Tigers: Team mishandled Justin Verlander injury and other news

Here at The Corner, we round up Detroit Tigers news and rumors around the Tigers blogosphere so that you don’t spend hours surfing the web searching. The Detroit Tigers reportedly misdiagnosed a Justin Verlander injury in 2015. Bleacher Report released an interesting piece on the former Tigers ace yesterday. It’s a long but interesting read, […] Detroit Tigers: Team mishandled Justin Verlander injury and other news - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Seattle Times Aug 10, 2018
Mariners Game Day: After new-look lineup lights up Verlander, can M’s do it again tonight vs. Astros?

Mariners Game Day: After new-look lineup lights up Verlander, can M’s do it again tonight vs. Astros?

After a hard-to-watch series loss to the last-place Rangers, the Mariners opened their series against the division leaders with a win. Can Mike Leake and the M's bats build on the momentum? Follow along for updates and analysis as they take on Gerrit Cole as the Astros.
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 10, 2018
Crawfish Boil: Friday Edition

Crawfish Boil: Friday Edition

Start your weekend with the top stories in baseball Astros News and Notes Last Night: Verlander Ejected, Astros Lose 8-6 Verlander says Kate Upton saved his career Correa activated, set to return Today J.D. Davis optioned to Fresno. Correa set to be activated.— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) August 10, 2018 Correa hits foul-ball right to his fiancée during his rehab stint with the Hooks: .@TeamCJCorrea hit a foul ball...to his fiancée Daniella. pic.twitter.com/mTndMeCKcv— Cut4 (@Cut4) August 9, 2018 Houston Astros Closer Debate: Rondon vs Osuna John Granato: How will...
Bless You Boys Aug 10, 2018
Links: Love saved Justin Verlander’s sanity

Links: Love saved Justin Verlander’s sanity

Plus, Jayson Werth can only play beer league baseball. Justin Verlander may not be a Tiger anymore, but he’ll always be one in our hearts. Which might be why the recent Bleacher Report feature on him hit so close to home. In the deeply candid interview, Verlander recalls how his health — both physical and mental — took a dive following the 2013 season, and how it was only Kate Upton who kept him going and eventually made sure he got the help he needed. The post doesn’t necessarily paint the Tigers medical staff, or local media in the best light, but it’s still a beautiful insight...
Call to the Pen Aug 10, 2018

Houston Astros: Justin Verlander credits Kate Upton with his career resurrection

After 6 All-Star selections in 7 seasons and even an MVP award, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander had fallen on hard times. Did the love of a woman help him get back on track? Before he joined the Houston Astros, Justin Verlander was one of the most dominant pitchers in all of baseball. From 2009-2013, […] Houston Astros: Justin Verlander credits Kate Upton with his career resurrection - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 10, 2018
Game Recap: Seattle Socks it to Verlander, Stros. Take Opener 8-6.

Game Recap: Seattle Socks it to Verlander, Stros. Take Opener 8-6.

Down by six, Astros rally comes up short. This game felt like an Astros game in a parallel universe, a Bizarro world Astros game if you will. A game where the littlest Astros came up big, where the humblest Astros were the greatest, and where the mightiest and normally most heroic Astros were the meek who inherit the Earth. In sports they’re sometimes called losers. After a road trip where all but one game was low scoring and close, in this game there were 14 runs, six by the Astros, even without most of their heavy artillery. And yet they still lost. And for the first time the Astros...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 9, 2018
GameThread No.116: Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros, August 9, 2018, 7:10 PM CDT

GameThread No.116: Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros, August 9, 2018, 7:10 PM CDT

Join the conversation as James Paxton and Justin Verlander face off in the opener of a four-game series between the Astros and Mariners. Houston Astros (73-42) vs. Seattle Mariners (65-50), August 9, 2018, 7:10 PM CDT TV: AT&T SportsNet-SW, MLB Network (out-of-market only) Radio: KBME 790, La Ranchera 850 AM Online: MLB.TV Mariners SBNation Blog: Lookout Landing Pitching Matchup LHP James Paxton (9-5, 3.51 ERA, 170 SO) vs. RHP Justin Verlander (11-6, 2.19 ERA, 204 SO) Tonight’s Lineups Seattle Mariners 1.) Mitch Haniger - RF 2.) Denard Span - LF 3.) Jean Segura - SS 4.) Nelson Cruz -...

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